July 2023 was the hottest in Greece since 2010

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Average maximum temperatures in regions of Greece in July 2023 were considerably higher than the averages in 2010-2019, based on measurements made by the 52 weather stations operated by the National Observatory of Athens weather service, METEO.

The weather stations have been in operation since 2010.

For most regions, it was the warmest July in the last 14 years, with the biggest deviations in temperatures recorded on the island of Crete, where average maximum temperatures were 2.8C higher than usual for the season.

The biggest upward deviation in temperature in the country was recorded between 13-27 July, with the deviation of the maximum values exceeding 10C.

For Thessaly, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Crete and the islands of the Aegean, it was the warmest July since 2010. For northern Greece and Epirus, it was the second-warmest month in the last 14 years.

In Athens, the average monthly deviation of the maximum temperatures was 1.9C, with 23 of the 31 days of July being hotter than usual for the season. In Thessaloniki, 18 days in July were hotter than the average for 2010-2019, with average maximum temperatures at 0.7C above normal levels.

The town of Livadia had the largest number of days with above-average temperatures (30), followed by Amfiklia and Rethymno with 29 days each.

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